Bahrain

Archipelago in the Arabian Gulf.

Bahrain first used the postage stamps of British India before eventually issuing its own stamps in 1960.

The first post office in Bahrain opened on 1 August 1884 in the capital Manama. This was a sub-office of the Indian Post Office at Bushire in Iran, both of which were part of the Bombay Postal Circle. This remained the only post office until 1946. Until 1933 un-overprinted stamps of British India were used in Bahrain and used examples may be identified from the cancels.

The first stamps specifically designed for Bahrain were a definitive set issued in 1960. These featured Shaikh Sulman bin Hamed al-Khalifa with Arabic text at the top. In 1964 a new definitive set was issued depicting Shaikh Isa bin Sulman al-Khalifa and the Bahrain Post Office fully took over from Britain on 1 January 1966 when a further definitive set was issued

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Bahrain 1950 Set of 9 SGT1-T9 Fine Used
New
Regular Price £40.00 Special Price £32.00
Bahrain 1969 Satellite Earth Station Set of 4 SG165-168 on 1st Day Cover Fine & Attractive
Regular Price £8.00 Special Price £6.40
Bahrain 1956 4a on 4d Ultramarine SG98 V.F MNH
Regular Price £4.00 Special Price £3.20
Bahrain 1956 4a on 4d Ultramarine SG98 V.F MNH Block of 4 (2)
Regular Price £15.00 Special Price £12.00
Bahrain 1956 4a on 4d Ultramarine SG98 V.F MNH Block of 4
Regular Price £15.00 Special Price £12.00
Bahrain 1956 12a on 1s3d Green SG100 V.F MNH (2)
Regular Price £5.50 Special Price £4.40
Bahrain 1956 12a on 1s3d Green SG100 V.F MNH (3)
Regular Price £5.50 Special Price £4.40
Bahrain 1956 12a on 1s3d Green SG100 V.F MNH (4)
Regular Price £5.50 Special Price £4.40
Bahrain 1956 12a on 1s3d Green SG100 V.F MNH
Regular Price £5.50 Special Price £4.40
Bahrain 1956 12a on 1s3d Green SG100 V.F MNH Block of 4 (2)
Regular Price £22.00 Special Price £17.60
Bahrain 1956 12a on 1s3d Green SG100 V.F MNH Block of 4
Regular Price £22.00 Special Price £17.60
Bahrain 1956 4a on 4d Ultramarine SG98 V.F MNH (2)
Regular Price £4.00 Special Price £3.20
Bahrain 1956 4a on 4d Ultramarine SG98 V.F MNH (3)
Regular Price £4.00 Special Price £3.20
Bahrain 1951 2R on 2s6d Yellow-Green SG77 V.F MNH
Regular Price £31.00 Special Price £24.80
Bahrain 1951 5R on 5s Red SG78 V.F MNH
Regular Price £11.00 Special Price £8.80
Bahrain 1951 10R on 10s Ultramarine SG79 V.F MNH
Regular Price £31.00 Special Price £24.80
Bahrain 1960 2R on 2s6d Black-Brown D.L.R SG94b Type III V.F MNH Corner Block of 4
Regular Price £80.00 Special Price £64.00
Bahrain 1933 5R Ultramarine & Purple SG14 Wmk Upright V.F LMM
Regular Price £180.00 Special Price £144.00
Bahrain 1942 1a 3p Bistre SG42 Fine MNH Block of 4
Regular Price £24.00 Special Price £19.20
Bahrain 1942-45 Set of 13 SG38-50 Ex 3a Fine LMM
Regular Price £55.00 Special Price £44.00
Bahrain 1951 2R on 2s6d Yellow-Green SG77 Good MNH
Regular Price £25.00 Special Price £20.00
Bahrain 1951 10R on 10s Ultramarine SG79 Good MNH
Regular Price £25.00 Special Price £20.00
Bahrain 1933 2a Vermilion SG6w Wmk Inverted Fine LMM
Regular Price £15.00 Special Price £12.00
Bahrain 1938 3a6p Bright Blue SG27 Fine Used
Regular Price £8.00 Special Price £6.40